Poppy and Sesame Seed Rolls -Bread Machine

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

A simple roll recipe from the Queen of British TV cooks Delia Smith.This recipe produces lovely rich buttery rolls that are quite delicious. Cooking time includes rising time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the first six ingredients into your machine according to manufacturer’s instructions. Set to dough and start.
  2. When the dough is ready, turn it out onto a floured surface and knead and shape it into a rough 8" square.
  3. Brush with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the seeds. Take a sharp knife and cut the dough into 16 squares (of course you could shape by hand!).
  4. Transfer the rolls to a baking tray and leave them for 30 minutes to rise.
  5. Preheat the oven to Gas 5/375°F/190°C.
  6. After the 30 minutes is up, bake the rolls for 25-30 minutes.
Most Helpful

For those of you in America, I used 4 cups of flour, and 1 stick of butter. These rolls were incredibly soft and rose very well! I didn't get the buttery flavor that the other people mentioned though. My husband thought they were a little on the bland side, but he still gobbled them up with his soup. We made them as a side to Cumin Get It Chicken Soup. The next time I make these I might add a little butter extract and a pinch of garlic salt. Thanks Noo!

Pale Rose January 20, 2011

Perfect rich, tender rolls. I did as some of the other reviewers suggested and waited until the rolls were in the pan before adding the egg wash and seeds. I used 4 cups of flour, and added a couple of extra tablespoons because my dough was very sticky. I enjoyed them with both types of seeds, but they also work with just the sesame. Great recipe. Thanks for posting!

Chocolatl January 24, 2011

The only change I made was to use black sesame seeds and white sesame seeds. They didn't rise a lot because I guess it was too cold in the kitchen. But they are moist and yummy. Thanks Noo :) Made for PRMR tag game

Boomette November 21, 2010